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Plaid versus Paisley by KC Burn

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Two years after his life fell apart, Will Dawson moved to Florida to start over.

His job in the tech department of Idyll Fling, a gay porn studio, is ideal for him. When his boss forces him to take on a new hire, the last person he expects is Dallas Greene—the man who cost him his job and his boyfriend back in Connecticut. He doesn’t know what’s on Dallas’s agenda, but he won’t be blindsided by a wolf masquerading as a runway model. Not again.

Dallas might have thrown himself on his brother’s mercy, but his skills are needed at Idyll Fling. Working with Will is a bonus, since Dallas has never forgotten the man. A good working relationship is only the beginning of what Dallas wants with Will.

But Dallas doesn’t realize how deep Will’s distrust runs, and Will doesn’t know that the man he’s torn between loving and hating is the boss’s brother. When all truths are revealed, how can a relationship built on lies still stand?

Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, All Romance eBooks

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32964405-plaid-versus-paisley


Excerpt:

As soon as Will left the room, Dallas let out a shaky breath and grabbed the back of Will’s “goddamned” chair to keep upright on knees that had turned to pudding when being faced with the one person Dallas had both feared and hoped desperately to see.

Will had been so angry. Angry like Dallas had never seen. True, they hadn’t worked together very long, and Dallas never reported directly to Will, which meant they’d had very few interactions. But Dallas’s cube on the sixth floor of the Savron building had been situated fairly close to Will’s office. He’d had the opportunity on many occasions to observe how Will dealt with his direct reports, stress, and setbacks. Frustration was common, but he’d always been so considerate. Moderate. Careful to praise while giving constructive feedback. Above all, even-tempered. All that in addition to being someone Dallas had both admired and lusted after.

The first sight of Will had made his heart race. The blond hair was a little longer, a little shaggier. Will’s form was a bit thinner with deeper shadows under his eyes, but for the most part Will looked exactly as he remembered. Maybe even more attractive, since Dallas had spent an inordinate time dreaming about him since Will had been laid off, and his memory had started to fade in the intervening years. He’d even opened his mouth to say something, reference their past, however brief it might have been.

Dallas wasn’t always the best at interpreting body language and facial cues. The wealthy kids he ran with in high school never said what they meant and never meant what they said. His parents rarely allowed their emotions to show on their faces for fear of generating more wrinkles, and were hardly demonstrative at the best of times. At college, he’d been too busy to make new friends, even if his high school ones, for the most part, had moved on without him, having little patience with his determination to break free from his parental expectations and social circle.

There had been no mistaking Will’s anger, split equally between Dallas and his brother. Anger fierce enough to make Dallas’s breath catch in his throat, in a different and more terrifying way. And if he wasn’t mistaken, there hadn’t been a flicker of recognition in Will’s eyes. Facing such obvious antagonism, how could he possibly mention their overlapping employment at Savron Dynamics? Stefan had to know, although he’d only alluded to it while introducing Dallas.

Despite wanting to make a good impression on his first day and wishing that Will had remembered him, instead of hating him, Dallas had the almost overwhelming temptation to completely fuck up shit on Will’s chair. Change every damned setting, maybe even figure out how to make one or more wheels work in opposition to each other. Maybe another day. Another day when he didn’t feel so fragile, or like he might burst into tears—again—if subjected to a torrent of harsh words. The last person in the world he wanted to witness his vulnerability was Will.

Instead, he set his bag containing his perfectly secured, malware- and virus-free computer down on Kyle’s desk and wandered slowly around the room, inspecting the equipment as best he could without touching it. No sense in unduly antagonizing his new boss on his first day. There’d be plenty of time for that after he’d gotten his feet back under him, if Will didn’t change his attitude.


✨ Review by Truus

Will and Dallas….it started all so wrong….

Will working at the gay porn studio Idyll Fling as the manager of the tech department. Working the shit out of him, way to much work but unable to give his baby out of hands.

Stefan and Paul are running the studio and doing it well.

Dallas, exhausted emotional and physical, rings at the doorbell of his half-brother Stefan.

After a recovery time Stefan gives Dallas the opportunity to work at his studio at the tech department. First part time because Dallas has to recover from more than one thing….

Dallas doesn’t want anyone to know they are brothers, he wants to build up on his own name.

Will paled when he sees Dallas. They know each other casual from two years ago. Will despise Dallas, because of Dallas he lost his job at Savron Dynamics and his boyfriend two years ago.

Despise and the opposite…. because before all that he thought Dallas was a hot piece.

But he has lay the blame on Dallas about so many things that the hate is upfront. He even thinks Dallas is stalking him, working at the same place.

But he doesn’t know shit….about Dallas.

Dallas always had good intentions with Will and he doesn’t understand the hate.

There are so many misunderstandings it’s like a ocean sized gap.

But they are hot for each other. The attraction is undeniable. Will doesn’t want to get involved with Dallas but Dallas is to cute and to attractive to resist.

In one hot moment Will give Dallas a bj at work but afterwards he retreat and give Dallas his cold face again. He doesn’t want anything to happen at work anymore.

After they agreed to spend almost every evening sexing at Wills place Will can’t deny his feelings and he wants nothing more than Dallas in his life.

Dallas is a sweet guy with fragile health issues and only wants to tell the truth about himself.

He has strong feelings for Will and willing to take him as he is, even when he gets hurt by him several times.

And…..oww Will is so suspicious and mistrustful he can’t see straight.

Every time something happens he thinks he has to blame Dallas.

And exactly that attitude blows up in his face.

A lot of things are happening in this story with lots of information. No fading attention aloud 😉 Sometimes it felt a bit ott but overall it was captivating and with a fast flow and some steamy parts. A really nice read with a lot of story and characters but…. Dallas and Will always main.

Bit by bit the whole background story revealed and finally there is a well deserved HEA.

 

Meet KC Burn

KC Burn has been writing for as long as she can remember and is a sucker for happy endings (of all kinds).  After moving from Toronto to Florida for her husband to take a dream job, she discovered a love of gay romance and fulfilled a dream of her own — getting published.  After a few years of editing web content by day, and neglecting her supportive, understanding hubby and needy cat at night to write stories about men loving men, she was uprooted yet again and now resides in California. Writing is always fun and rewarding, but writing about her guys is the most fun she’s had in a long time, and she hopes you’ll enjoy them as much as she does.

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